A program to retrofit schools across Hungary with energy-efficient lighting and heating promoted by the Ministry of Education and Culture and General Electric has won a Sustainable Energy Europe Award, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
The project, called Schools Illumination, won the award in the Demonstration and Dissemination Projects category.
In just four years, more than 1,400 primary and secondary schools across the country have been retrofitted, and another 1,500 upgrades are foreseen. Due to the lighting improvements alone, energy consumption has been reduced by 40pc in Budapest schools, the Commission said. (MTI-Econews)